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The Trip X ('72 Eldorado Fresh Hop IPA) - New Belgium Brewing

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The Trip X ('72 Eldorado Fresh Hop IPA)
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5 Ratings
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-31-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

shelby415, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -13.6%

At flying goat

A: diaphanous copper with a bit of white foam topping. Spot lace.
S: citrus, pine, resin and sweet biscuit malt.
T: fairly sweet and bitter with some sweet crystal malts.
M; medium bodied with moderate carb.
O: nothing special here.

harrymel, Nov 15, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Wow... surprised to be the first review on this one. The Eldorado is on draft at a few places around town. My glass was enjoyed at the R&R Public House in Meridian earlier today. Poured into a big Ayinger glass.. Nice 1" off white head.. the brew is glowing hazed orange.. decent lacing and retention.

The nose shows a big blast of grassy hops punctuated by citric hops... I'm surprised how much the citrus hoppiness comes out in a fresh hop brew... pale malts show to help pull the aroma from the glass..

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose but with a lingering pithy bitterness that I don't dig too much. Up front a light fresh cut grass and herbal note combine with citrus zest... pale maltiness carries the hops for a bit and then an offputting astringency lingers for a long while on the palate.... a bit of light white peach shows with warmth.. but the hops are the big player and still the finish just really doesn't improve.

Body is a good medium... carbonation is fine...

Overall, it just seems like the hops were put in too early and made for too much bitterness... still though, it is a damn solid beer... I just think it needs to be dialed in quite a bit.

3.5/4/3.5/3.5/3.5

JohnGalt1, Oct 31, 2011
The Trip X ('72 Eldorado Fresh Hop IPA) from New Belgium Brewing
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.